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Open Culture Data: Opening GLAM Data Bottom-up


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Presentation by Maarten Brinkerink of Sound and Vision Netherlands during the Open Belgium Conference 2015 in Namur.

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Open Culture Data: Opening GLAM Data Bottom-up

  1. 1. OPEN CULTURE DATA: Opening GLAM Data Bottum-Up Open Belgium 2015 Maarten Brinkerink Namur, February 23, 2015 t: @OpenCultuurData | #opencultuurdata
  2. 2. WHAT Open Cultuur Data (Open Culture Data) is a network of cultural professionals, developers, designers, copyright specialists and open data experts, that opens data from the cultural heritage sector and encourages the development of valuable cultural applications that started in September 2011. It aims to make culture accessible in new ways to a broader public.
  3. 3. WHO Open Cultuur Data is a joint initiative of Kennisland, Open State Foundation and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
  4. 4. HOW Open Cultuur Data supports the cultural heritage sector in the release of culture data in the following way: •encourage making more open culture data available •collecting and disseminating open culture data via an open digital infrastructure •collecting and sharing knowledge and experience with open culture data •encouraging the making of new applications based on open culture data
  5. 5. HOW Open Cultuur Data achieves this through the following activities: •workshops, presentations and publications on open culture data •support cultural institutions in opening up their datasets •masterclass open data for cultural heritage institutions •competition with special awards for applications made with open culture data
  6. 6. 1. Open Culture Data includes digital representations of collection objects and/or knowledge and information of cultural institutions and initiatives about their collections, activities and organization defining open culture data
  7. 7. 2. Everyone can consult, use, spread and re-use Open Culture Data (through an open license or by making material available in the Public Domain) defining open culture data
  8. 8. 3. Open Culture Data is available in a digital (standard) format that makes re-use possible defining open culture data
  9. 9. 4. The structure and possible applications of Open Culture Data are documented, for instance in a data blog defining open culture data
  10. 10. 5. The provider of the Open Culture Data is prepared to answer questions about the data from interested parties and respects the efforts that it costs that the open data community invests in developing new applications defining open culture data
  11. 11. • 29 GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) • 52 datasets – 29,000,000 metadata records – 1,300,000 media items • 60 apps • SOME RESULTS
  12. 12. • 17 participants in 2012, 20 in 2014 • Topics include IPR and open licenses, Technology and Policy • Reader (NL): • Online course (EN): MASTERCLASS
  13. 13. CLASS of 2014 (CC-BY KENNISLAND)
  14. 14. • Central index for all NL open culture datasets (proof-of-concept) • Based on ElasticSearch open source technology • Front-end: • Community project: cultuur-data API
  15. 15. Culture Harvest (CC-BY-SA 4.0 Tom Kunzler)
  16. 16. • Not a competition, but an open call • 19 submissions • Jury with representatives from KLM, Amsterdam Museum, Mobypicture • 4 apps selected got funding and coaching for further development and investigating business opportunities CHALLENGE
  17. 17. MUSEUM Detective (Wim de nood)
  19. 19. VIRTUEEL MUSEUM (ERNST Dommershuijzen)
  21. 21. • Reporting on online activities is becoming more important for GLAMs • Current ‘evidence’ on the success of GLAMs opening up still mostly anecdotal • But GLAMs are notoriously bad at monitoring online and open distribution is by definition dispersed IMPACT ANALYSIS
  22. 22. • Institutional channels • Wikimedia • Open Cultuur Data API • Flickr (The Commons) • Europeana • Apps Selection of areas to (try and) measure
  23. 23. • 30 GLAMs responded to a broad survey, 14 reported being active on Wikimedia • Currently tracking 20 NL GLAMs on Wikimedia Commons • 58,226,417 pageviews on Wikipedia articles in December 2014 • 1,128,372,589 pageviews since they have been tracked (between 2 and 54 FIRST RESULTS WIKIMEDIA (DEC 2014)
  24. 24. @mbrinkerink @OpenCultuurData #opencultuurdata THANKS! QUESTIONS?